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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    So, if I'm understanding this correctly, the Brazilians had a choice between a Trump-like figure (populist movement, capitalistic, fear-mongerer) and a Clinton-like figure (long history of corruption, public sector investor, Communist running mate). You'd have thought the Worker's party would have learned a thing or two from the US election and not nominated a big-time-baggage-carrying communist leaning liberal
    True. A terrible choice. Only the Trump-like figure I think is likely even worse than Trump, if that's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    ok, but we have the right to state our belief that their choice was stupid. I don't think any electorate has ever eventually not regretted voting in someone who promised to take away civil liberties.
    Sure, that's your right. But you don't get to make their decisions. But criticize them all you want.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Sure, that's your right. But you don't get to make their decisions. But criticize them all you want.
    No one is disputing he was legitimately elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    No one is disputing he was legitimately elected.
    And no one is arguing that people are disputing that.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And no one is arguing that people are disputing that.
    Brazilians are dumb. They could have had a socialist that would have turned the country into a liberal utopia!... like Venezuela.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And no one is arguing that people are disputing that.
    You keep bringing it up as if it should diminish concerns. I’m not sure what your point is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And no one is arguing that people are disputing that.
    "Guitar groups are on their way out, Mr Epstein."

    Upon rejecting the Beatles, Dick Rowe told Brian Epstein of the January 1, 1962 audition for Decca, which signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Brazilians are dumb. They could have had a socialist that would have turned the country into a liberal utopia!... like Venezuela.
    The poverty of socialism is better than the success and excesses of capitalism, bud.
    "Guitar groups are on their way out, Mr Epstein."

    Upon rejecting the Beatles, Dick Rowe told Brian Epstein of the January 1, 1962 audition for Decca, which signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.

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    Can someone ask Viking what he thinks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Can someone ask Viking what he thinks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    He's on record as to what he wants. And they elected him anyway.
    If a third of the hosts had eked out another 20 points, I'm guessing you'd be giving cover to Lucifer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    If a third of the hosts had eked out another 20 points, I'm guessing you'd be giving cover to Lucifer.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    He says we're in.
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